Let’s be honest yesterday was a bit of challenge based on how fast money was coming out of my checkbook.
I failed to mention that I had to get a brand new set of tires for my Pilot this week- totaling $750.00.
Later that day, my property tax bill came- yep we owe half of $10500.00 in May, always a number you love to have to come up with every year to live on the expensive East coast. I just look the other way…you have to and gees, we live fairly modest, I wonder what my larger home friends are paying….youza!
And by 4:00pm my registration for my cars came due for $500.00.
I just realized that financial drain always comes in waves…all at once and recently, nothing surprises me …just open check book and pay expenses.
There were some tender mercies along the way and those help you recognize how incredibly blessed you are.
Since I had a flat tire due to running over a piece of scrap metal at the airport where there had been so much construction, I was able to get that fixed for free at Honda since I had just bought new tires two days earlier.
I was happy I didn’t wreck my car or have a total blow out.
Also, I save every month for my property tax bill so it doesn’t seem painful when I must pay.
And Hillary was paid for a harp performance last night…that was awesome. It was a catholic event, they loved her.
All day long, I kept thinking…“this too shall pass” or “Necessity really is the mother of invention.”
Except I wasn’t feeling overall creative financially….I just kept thinking “What next today?.
On another note- I often find myself reading financial related blogs.
I read a great blog that inspired me this month-
No more Harvard Debt
This MBA paid off all of his debt in like 10 months. While I don’t have debt I found it encouraging and enlightening to trim down the finances.
Other financial regular reads include
Good advice just for the sake of it.
I will teach you to be Rich
Although I occasionally tire of this author since he doesn’t have kids or family to support or at least doesn’t mention them and I think running your finances is a totally different ball game when you have kids and family as a number one priority. But overall, the blog has some great motivating ideas.
And then of course, you have to have happiness in all of your projects.
Today, is going to be a great day….and I am going to stop the drain and plug it up as quick as possible.